Dorothy Stafford collection, 1940-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stafford, William, 1914-1993Stafford, Dorothy
Title
Dorothy Stafford collection
Dates
1940-2015 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 boxes
Collection Number
OLPb036STA
Summary
This collection of memorabilia includes news clippings, certificates, awards, flyers, press releases, programs, and letters that document the career of Dorothy Stafford's husband and poet, William Stafford.
Repository
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
97219
Telephone: 503-768-7758
Fax: 503-768-7282
archives@lclark.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1944 Dorothy Hope Frantz married the poet and pacifist William Stafford. After short stints in California, Kansas, and Iowa, the Staffords settled in Lake Oswego, Oregon. William Stafford secured a position as a professor of English at Lewis & Clark College, while Dorothy taught elementary school children in the Lake Oswego School District. Together the Staffords raised four children. In 1963 William Stafford won the National Book Award for his poetry collection, Traveling Through the Dark. Other honors included Poetry Consultant for the Library of Congress (1970-71), the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America, and an appointment as Oregon Poet Laureate in 1975 by Governor Tom McCall. Throughout her nearly fifty years of marriage, Dorothy compiled her own documentation of her husband's career, including the clippings, certificates, pamphlets, and plaques represented in this collection.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection of memorabilia includes newspaper clippings, certificates, awards, flyers, press releases, programs, photographs, cards, and letters that document the career of poet, William Stafford. Containing items as early as 1940, this collection traces the trajectory of Stafford's career and accomplishments.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
William Stafford- CPS Letters
1942-1944
1 2
CPS Photos and "Fine Arts in a CPS Camp"
1943-1945
1 3
Los Prietos CPS Camp
1940-1949
1 4
"An Informal Will"
1964
1 5
Copy of William and Dorothy's Wedding Certificate
1944
1 6
Correspondence (mostly Dorothy's)
1990-1999
1 7
Correspondence (mostly Dorothy's)
1990-1999
1 8
Stafford Family Letters
1985-1995
1 9
Poems (Bill)
1980-1990
1 10
File Index to Poems Collected in Books
2 1
Newspaper Clippings
1982-2007
2 2
Newspaper Clippings
1967-2008
2 3
Library of Congress
1970-1979
2 4
"An Interval in a Northwest Writer's Life, 1950-1973"
1973
2 5
Book Reviews, Event Materials, Misc.
1993-2007
2 6
Song by Stafford and Pauly for Kenny and Jean Johnson's 50th Anniversary
1986
2 7
Dorothy's Writing
1959-1961
2 8
Dorothy- Teaching
1955-1965
2 9
Interview with Dorothy Stafford
1998-1999
2 10
Royalties
1990-1999
3 1
Royalties
1990-1999
3 2
Correspondence with Governor Atiyeh
1985
3 3
Copy of William Stafford's Death Certificate
1993
3 4
Remembrances
1990-2005
3 5
Remembrances (Newspapers)
1993-2003
3 6
Poems To/For Bill/Dorothy
1993-1995
3 7
Poems To/For Bill/Dorothy
1990-2008
3 8
Friends of William Stafford
2001-2005
4 1
Stafford Events
1993-2007
4 2
Stafford Fund Contributions
1993
4 3
Visual Arts Files
1996-1997
4 4
Kim Stafford files
1990-1999
4 5
Try To Remember by Ned Stafford
2001
4 6
Katie Stafford Correspondence
2004
4 7
Barbara Stafford Letters
1978
4 8
Marilyn S. Marsh
1990-1999
4 9
"Pat Kelley's Trove"
1997
4 10
Margaret Stafford- "Mar's Trove"
1940-1993
5 1
Glenn Coffield
1981-1999
5 2
Kansas
1997
5 3
University of Kansas Research
1997
5 4
KSU- October
1997
5 5
KSU- Stafford- Fall Festival
1997

Series 2Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 6
Note from Dorothy Stafford about collection
5 7
Program, The Gold Schmidty Awards
1988
5 8
Pat Johnson's cartoon of "Tracker Dog"
5 9
Photo of William Stafford from the Pioneer Log
1978-11-16
5 10
Clipping with photo of William Stafford from Lake Oswego Review
1979-02-28
5 11
Eulogy of William Stafford by Rick Bella from the Oregonian
1993-08
5 12
Letter from Alice Price accompanying Program & celebrate words in the Cold Air
1994-04-10
5 13
Events clipping with photo of William Stafford from Willamette Week
1981-04-08; 1981-04-14
5 14
Packaging for audio cassette of Animal that Drank Up Sound
5 15
Clipping, Roseburg News Review
1981-02-15
5 16
Clipping, Roseburg News Review
1980-03-29
5 17
Clipping, Oregonian (L. Congress appointment)
1972-02-26
5 18
Clipping, Roseburg News Review-Kim Stafford reading
1980-03
5 19
Poem release for Kim Stafford visit to Mid –Columbia Writer
1983-05
5 20
Typescript, Kim Stafford, Last Words
5 21
Clippings, South Dakota State University Collegian
1980-11-05
5 22
Poster/flyer for William Stafford reading
02-10
5 23
Fred Crafts interview, Eugene Register-Guard
1981-04-23
5 24
Meryle Secrest interview, Washington Post
1970-11-15
5 25
1940's/1950's Postcard photo of Manor House, Lewis & Clark College
5 26
President Howard Letter, William Stafford Retirement
1979-06-11
5 27
Citation, William Stafford honoring doctorate from Washington College
1981-05-17
5 28
Clippings, Edith Knight Hill Award
5 29
William Stafford at Great Plains Writers' Conference SDSU
1980-11
5 30
William Stafford at University of Hawaii
5 31
Interview ( Dorothy Stafford, William Stafford) in Lake Oswego Review
1971-06-24
5 32
"William Stafford, An Efficient 'Poet Abroad"
5 33
Flyer for NW Review and note from Jim (?Heynen)
5 34
OR Poet Laureate ceremony-Oregon Journal
1974-04-30
5 35
Clipping, OR Poet Laureate Ceremony
5 36
OR Poet Laureate Ceremony. Oregonian
1974-04-30
5 37
Lewis & Clark Journal (1976/77) review of Holden, The Mark to Turn
1976-1977
5 38
John Wendeborn Profile of William Stafford. Oregonian
1976-11-14
5 39
Photo of William Stafford in News Clipping
5 40
Malcolm Bauer Profile Sunday Oregonian
1978-01-08
5 41
Amy Grodine profile, Willamette Week
1979-06-25
5 42
Aubrey Watzek Award
1979-03-06
5 43
"Where Poems Begin"- Interview in Christian Science Monitor
1978-05-10
5 44
William Stafford wins Shelly Award
1964-01-24
5 45
Tony Kneidek Interview with Mike Markee. Salem Reaching Out
1988-09
5 46
William Stafford reading at San Diego State University Daily Aztec
1988-04
5 47
Jerry Johnston, "William Stafford at Bryce Canyon", Deseret News
1987-05-10
5 48
Toby Sonneman interview with William Stafford The Wenatchee World
1993-04-15
5 49
Flyer, William Stafford reading at Columbia Basin College
1984-11-16-1984-11-17
5 50
Michael Hauck, "Wildlife in the Urban Environment" quoting "Spring of Place"
1987
5 51
Paul Pintarich review of An Oregon Menage, Oregonian NW Magazine
1987-07-05
5 52
Johnathan Kirsch, Review of You Must Review Your Life, LA Times
1987-06-04
5 53
Paul Pintarich, review of Hugo autobiography, Oregonian
1986-11-30
5 54
Paul Pintarich, review of NW Writers Handbook
5 55
Jarold Ramsey introduction to William Stafford reading, U of Rochester
1986-10-15
5 56
Sam Hazo invitation to International Poetry Forum
1986-10-19
5 57
Flyer, Education for Social Responsibility service day
1986-10-10
5 58
Fellowship of Reconciliation Pamphlet, "why I Belong" WS/DS + Hashimoto
5 59
Bulletin For City Club of Portland, William Stafford speaking
1986-07-25
5 60
William Stafford introduction at Kansas State University
5 61
Clipping, Lake Oswego Review, Dorothy Stafford Retirements
1982-06-22
5 62
Review of "A Glass Face In The Rain". The Wichita Eagle-Beacon
1982-11-07
5 63
Clipping Regarding William Stafford. Letter to Sports Illustrated."Dear Coach Muscleman"
5 64
Program for Governor's Awards For the Arts (Invitation Also)
1982-02-05
5 65
Clipping, Oregon Arts Comm. Awards. The Oregonian
1982-02-14
5 66
Clipping, "Of Poets" on WS. In The Christian Science Monitor (Tom Simmons Article)
5 67
Letter from the Editor, "With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach" Quoted, American Arts
1981-09
5 68
Clipping Article on William Stafford and Kim Stafford in the Oregonian
1983-06-19
5 69
Clipping, Barbara Stafford and Steven Wilson Marriage Announcement
5 70
Photo of William Stafford CF. Columbia Basin College Flyer #44
5 71
Clipping, Dorothy Stafford chosen as Outstanding teacher, From Lake Oswego Review
1975-02-27
5 72
Clipping, William Stafford Receives Aubrey Watzek Award from the Lake Oswego Review
5 73
Clipping, William Stafford on Peace Walks From the Denver Post
1966-12-14
5 74
Note from Dorothy Stafford
1985-03-31
5 75
J & J's "Bread-and-butter" thank you for dinner
5 76
Poem: " Dorothy's Side of the Story (maybe)" By Paulann Petersen
1985-09-21
5 77
Clipping, Article on William Stafford in the Daily Iowan
1985-10-29
5 78
Clipping, "Hearing The Tide" by William Stafford in Northwest Magazine
1985-09-15
5 79
Clipping, Article on William Stafford in Northwest HG
1966-02-06
5 80
Clipping, Article About Raft Trip, WS Accompanying. "Wide Open Spaces"
5 81
Clipping, WS Receives Shelly Poetry Award
5 82
Gandhi Clipping "Seven Sins"
5 83
"Montana Eclogue", Clipping from New Yorker
5 84
Looking Glass Bookstore 1987 Christmas Catalogue Featuring "An Oregon Message" by William Stafford
1987
5 85
Article by John McDermott, Clipping from The Oregonian
5 86
Review of "You Must Revise Your Life," Clipping From the Los Angeles Times
1987-06-04
5 87
Program for Lake Oswego City Hall Dedication, "City Hall" by William Stafford
1987-06-27
5 88
Flyer for WS Reading at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
5 89
"Northwest Pages" by Paul Pintarich, Clipping from The Oregonian
1986-11-09
5 90
Program for Wang International Festival of Authors, Toronto Canada. William Stafford Reading
1988-10-14-1988-10-22
5 91
"Oregon Ink: Selected Books By Oregon Writers." Oregon Institute of Literary Arts. 1989 (featuring "An Oregon Message")
1989
5 92
Flyer for Reading at University of Maine
1991-02-07
5 93
William Stafford Poetry Clipping from Northwest Magazine
1991-02-03
5 94
Clipping from Lansing State Journal. William Stafford at International Poetry Forum
1986-10-23
5 95
"What A Happy Time". Postcard from the Sellbach Hotel. Louisville, Kentucky
5 96
William Stafford Profile by Jon M. Larson, Lake Oswego Review
1991-05-01
5 97
Flyer for William Stafford & Marvin Bell Reading. Rattlesnake Mountain Writer's Workshop, Richmond, WA
5 98
William Stafford Resigns as Poet Laureate, Clipping from The Oregonian
1989-08-13
5 99
William Stafford Resigns as Poet Laureate, Clipping from Lake Oswego Review
1989-08-24
5 100
"Fawn Rescue", Clipping from Cedar Rapids Gazette sent to William Stafford
1989-06-17
5 101
William Stafford at "Fish Trap Gathering", Clipping from Wallowa County Chieftain
1989-07-13
5 102
Program for Morgan Samuel Odell Memorial. L&C Chapel.
1985-02-10
5 103
William Stafford in residence at Trinity College, clipping from Hartford Courant
1982-03-03
5 104
William Stafford in residence at Trinity College, clipping from The Trinity Tripod
1982-03-09
5 105
Flyer for WS reading at Confluence Gallery
5 106
Flyer for WS reading at Shambaugh Auditorium
1993-02-23
5 107
Stafford Kitchen remodel, clipping from The Oregonian. FOODday
1988-02-09
5 108
Invitaton to reception for The Animal That Drank Up Sound in Louisville, Kentucky.
1992-11-20
5 109
KS & WS Profile by Anne Donelson, from L.O.R/W.L.T Perspective
1987-02-24-1987-02-25
5 110
Flyer for Publication of The Animal That Drank Up Sound
5 111
Picture featuring "An Oregon Message" from The Oregonian
5 112
The Animal That Drank Up Sound Review in Minneapolis Star-Tribune
5 113
KS. "Art In The Eighties: Portlanders Who Make A Difference," From Northwest Magazine
1989-12-31
5 114
Program for Walla Walla Symphony 1990-91 season. "Hold in Your Memory the Land" influenced by The Animal That Drank Up Sound
1990-1991
5 115
William Stafford + Dorothy Stafford at Luncheon at Waverly Country Club
1992-01-16
5 116
Press release and flyer for Yeugeny Yevtushenko Reading at L&C Chapel
1992-04-23
5 117
"William Stafford on Writing" by George Wallace Clipping from Long Islander
1990-06-04
5 118
Flyer for William Stafford at L&C Bookstore
5 119
William Stafford reading in "NW Pages" from The Oregonian
1989-10-03
5 120
Margie Boule column, clipping from The Oregonian
1989-10
5 121
KS & WS reading at Idaho State University. Clipping
5 122
Jonathan Nicholas column mentioning Kit Stafford. Clipping from Oregonian
1989-06-23
5 123
Clipping about publication of "Passwords" by William Stafford
5 124
Clipping, William Stafford on used book stores, by Lisa Roegner
5 125
Flyer and Order Form for Documentary "William Stafford: What the River Says"
5 126
Invitation to dinner honoring WS at University of Portland
5 127
Clipping, WS receives Senior NEA Fellowship, From Lewis & Clark Chronicle
1992-01-16
5 128
Notification letter of Award of Senior Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment For the Arts
1991-08-28
5 129
Postcard to WS from Helen Franz ( Dorothy's Sister)
1991-12-22
5 130
Clipping, WS given NEA Senior Fellowship
6 1
WS receives NEA senior Fellowship, clipping. Corvallis Gazette-Times
1991-12-16
6 2
WS receives NEA Senior Fellowship, clipping, Reno Gazette-Journal
1991-12-16
6 3
WS receives NEA Senior Fellowship, clipping.
1991-12
6 4
Clipping, WS reading @ Florida International University. From the Miami Herald.
1992-01
6 5
Article on Debra Frasier about The Animal That Drank Up Sound, by Julia Wotieka, from The Oregonian
1992-05-13
6 6
Program for Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts, WS Reading.
1992-06-26-1992-06-28
6 7
Clipping, WS receives 1992 Western State Book Award, From the Oregonian
1992-04-28
6 8
Pamphlet, Debra Frasier Profile for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
6 9
Flyer for WS & Debra Frasier Appearance at Ginger + Pickle, Lake Oswego
1992-05-04
6 10
"Cheat Grass" + "A Wind From A Wing" + article by Vincent Wixon on WS in Jefferson Public Radio Guide to the Arts
6 11
Release accouchement for "What the River Says" and "The Life of the Poem" Documentaries. The Educational video portrait series
6 12
Clipping, WS Receives NEA Senior Fellowship. From Lewis & Clark Newspaper
1991
6 13
Flyer for evening with WS at University of Oregon.
1991-10-29
6 14
WS interview from the Christian Science Monitor.
1991-08-21
6 15
WS profile by Tom Forstrom, from Statesman Journal, Salem Oregon.
1992-08-16
6 16
Lewis & Clark College profile in Lake Oswego Review
1976-09-16
6 17
Invitation to reception honoring The Animal That… Anaheim Convention Center.
1992-05-24
6 18
Flyer for premier of music + slide animation of The Animal That Drank Up Sound Walker Art Center.
1992-04-26
6 19
Kansas Governor's Medal.
1986-11-07
6 20
Pacific University "Thanks for a True Poet"
6 21
Oregon Poets Observe Poetry Day, Clipping from The Sunday Oregonian
1958-10-12
6 22
Bio on William Stafford, clipping from The Pioneer Log
1957-11-22
6 23
National Book Award flyer with "Traveling Through the Dark"
1963
6 24
Article on William Stafford and "West of Your City," clipping from Oswego Review
1960-12-05
6 25
Dorothy Stafford, Teaching Cards on Children and Poetry
6 26
"At a Church Service" by William Stafford, unidentified clipping
6 27
Short bio and picture of William Stafford, unidentified clipping
6 28
"The Star in the Hills" by William Stafford, unidentified clipping
6 29
Typescript of "Demolition Project" by Bret Stafford
6 30
Typescript, "Some Animal Poems" by William Stafford, "When We Looked Back," "Sub Urban," and "Totem"
6 31
Pamphlet with poems by William Stafford for the Portland Art Museum
1959-06-13
6 32
"Kinship" by William Stafford, unidentified clipping
6 33
"Dr. Stafford Invited to New York," unidentified clipping
6 34
Review of "Traveling Through the Dark," unidentified clipping
6 35
Typescript, "As Pippa Lilted," by William Stafford
6 36
Flyer for Poetry Magazine Poetry Day reading
6 37
"The Man from the Alaska Highway" by William Stafford, clipping from Harpers
1964-04
6 38
"The Animal that Drank up Sound" by William Stafford, unidentified clipping
6 39
"For Personal Values in Education" and photo of William Stafford, unidentified clipping
6 40
Typescript, "Not Policy, but Love" and "The Only Card I Got on My Birthday was From an Insurance Man" by William Stafford
1962-05
6 41
Pamphlet pages, "A Statesmanlike Proposal" and "The PMLA Bibliography..." by William Stafford
6 42
Commendation to William Stafford from "The Class of 1955"
1955
6 43
William Stafford wins poetry and prose in Centennial Contest, clipping from the Pioneer Log
6 44
Review of "Traveling Through the Dark" in "Books and Men" by Peter Davison, clipping from The Atlantic Monthly
6 45
Congratulations on National Book Award, telegram from Cass Canfield
1963-03-01
6 46
Article on National Book Award, clipping from The Oregonian
6 47
Congratulations on National Book Award, Telegram from John F. Kennedy
1963-03-12
6 48
Review of "Traveling Through the Dark," unidentified clipping
6 49
William Stafford in "1962 Honor Roll" and "Portland Postscripts," unidentified clipping
1963-01-04
6 50
Article on William Stafford, clipping from The Oregonian
6 51
Article on William Stafford recognition by Atlantic Monthly, [clipping from Oswego Review]
1963-11-15
6 52
"Congratulations to Portland Poet" on William Stafford, clipping from The Portland Reporter
6 53
Article on National Book Award, clipping from The Oregonian
1963-03-13
6 54
Article on William Stafford reading at Portland State College, clipping from The Vanguard
6 55
Article on National Book Award, unidentified clipping
6 56
Article on National Book Award winners, clipping from Greensboro Daily News
1963-03-24
6 57
Review of "Traveling Through the Dark" by M.L. Rosenthal, clipping from The New York Times Book Review
1963-04-21
6 58
Picture of William Stafford in The Oregonian
1963-05-09
6 59
William Stafford reading in Spokane, unidentified clipping
6 60
Article on National Book Awards, clipping from The New York Times
1963-03-13
6 61
Article on William Stafford and the National Book Awards, clipping from Oakland Tribune
1963-03-25
6 62
Article on National Book Awards, unidentified clipping
6 63
Article on National Book Awards, clipping from Butler County News
1963-03-21
6 64
William Stafford, National Book Award acceptance speech, clipping from the Pioneer Log
1963-03-29
6 65
William Stafford and the National Book Awards, clipping from the Christian Science Monitor
1963-03-26
6 66
Flyer for "Best of Poetry International"
1974
6 67
Flyer for "At the end of the Columbia River" Photographs by Robert Adams
1993
6 68
"William Stafford: Poet Laureate of Oregon" Business Cards. Printed at the Elliott Press, Pacific Lutheran University
6 69
"William E. Stafford" Calligraphy Name Card
6 70
Invitation to Dorothy Stafford's 93rd Birthday
2008-12
6 71
Invitation for "Tales and Pictures from the Trip" Harcourt Brace &Company
1994-11
6 72
Laszlo and Helen Slomovits to Staffords
1987-12
6 73
Dorothy Stafford to Helen Franz, Greeting Cards
6 74
Helen Franz to Dorothy Stafford, Greeting Card
6 75
Staffords to Paul and Hazel Keller, Greeting Cards
1958-1986
6 76
Helen Melon to Staffords, Greeting Cards
6 77
Dorothy to unknown, Greeting Card
6 78
Birthday card from Kit to Dorothy
6 79
Postcard to Dorothy from B.B.
1993-10-20
6 80
"Writers Chronicle" Includes mention of WS by Richard Kostelanetz
2001-05
6 81
Newspaper sheet featuring poem by Robert Bly
1980-12-04
6 82
Miscellaneous Comic Clippings
6 83
"Words One Summer" WS to Dorothy, 1944. Photocopy of original
1944
6 84
Miscellaneous handwritten notes and lists
6 85
Miscellaneous unused postcards
6 86
William Stafford Addressed Envelopes
6 87
Miscellaneous Stafford Travel Documents and Correspondence
1989

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American poetry--20th century
  • Pacifism
  • Pacifism--Poetry.
  • Poets, American--20th century
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon